Thorbjorn Olesen takes Rory McIlroy as a source of inspiration - Golf News
Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen, a young golfing sensation on the European Tour, has expressed his feelings that he is inspired by the performances of the US Champion, Rory McIlroy, and is ready to earn his first ever victory on the European Tour this year.
Olesen, who made his debut on the tour last year, said that he has always watched McIlroy fearlessly contending against some of the big names in the world of golf.
Now, he himself is a big name and many players fear him when he enters the field of any tournament.
Moreover, McIlroy is the same age as Olesen. Therefore, he believes that he can learn something from McIlroy’s game and how he handles the pressure in the tournaments he plays in.
Last year, Olesen was placed 48th on the European Tour’s money list and started the 2012 season with style.
He finished eighth in the strong field of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the last week of January.
The tournament showcased top-notch players such as Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and legendary Tiger Woods. In the event, he was seen in good shape and finished good in the end.
However, he failed to hold on to his form and finished 59th in the very next week at the Qatar Masters in Doha.
On the other hand, McIlroy has been consistent throughout the 2011 season and same is the situation in 2012.
Therefore, McIlroy is a role model for other young players in the world of golf who want to excel in their careers.
“My main goal is to win my first tournament,” Olesen said prior to the Dubai Desert Classic. “Every tournament I'm trying to be there on the Sunday and at least have the opportunity to win”.
“I think what Rory has done is incredible. He's a great player and it helps us young guys to see it's possible to go out there and win the big tournaments,” he added.
The 13-time European Tour winner, Thomas Bjorn said that Olesen has the talent that stands out. Moreover, patience is something that most of the young golfers are deprived of.
However, this is not the case with Olesen as he has talent which is not seen that often in Danish golfers.
Both Olesen and McIlroy are part of the Dubai Desert Classic that is scheduled to start from Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Emirates Golf Club.